civilized

adjective

Definition of civilized

  1. :  characteristic of a state of civilization <civilized society>; especially :  characterized by taste, refinement, or restraint

Examples of civilized in a sentence

  1. A civilized society must respond to crime with fairness and justice.

  2. Stop yelling. We have to be more civilized about this.

  3. Try to act like a civilized human being!

  4. a civilized way to spend the evening

1611

First Known Use of civilized

1611



CIVILIZED Defined for English Language Learners

civilized

adjective

Definition of civilized for English Language Learners

  • : marked by well-organized laws and rules about how people behave with each other

  • : polite, reasonable, and respectful

  • : pleasant and comfortable



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